Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 2016 Contest !!! Win 10 Dollars !!!

Name the character /action figure that these feet belong to. The toyline and name of the figure.
You have until December 31 , 2016 to come up with the correct answer . GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE !!!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Marvel Legends Enchantress Review !!!

Enchantress is a character I have been wanting a Marvel Legend figure of ever since the Toybiz days. Now that she's finally here, I am pleased with the job Hasbro has done to her. She was originally released in a box set called " The Raft" with other figures, then got released individually later on her own . If you want comparison shots of both of the Enchantress figures, than you can go to Youtube and look at one of Shartimus Prime's videos as he has and compares both Enchantress figures . I purchased this figure of Enchantress at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range . I do not own the version from The Raft box set .

As you can see the mini bio hints at either Nico Mindru or Enchantress being good or evil. For those of you whom may not know, Enchantress is the villain . Now for a look at the Enchantress out of the packaging .

My only complaint about this Enchantress figure is not so much the figure itself, but rather the figure is in scale with her physical attributes description . Marvel lists her at 6"3 , weighing 450 pounds.  Why is she so heavy ? Because she is an Asgardian , form the same place as Thor and Loki among others. Then again, that may be her Asgard weight . Her Earth weight may be 150 or something. This is real science, because if we all lived on Jupiter we would be a lot heavier on there than here on Earth, because of the gravity . So I'm not so sure that the action figure fits her weight wise however the height is perfect. This Enchantress figure is tall, one of the tallest female Marvel Legend figures ever .
As I mentioned earlier, I've always wanted her as a Marvel Legend and I'm very pleased. She looks great. I love the blend of the different shades of green in her attire . Her tiara is glued to her head, however I believe it can be removed by putting her head in some boiling water, then you can just pry it loose. The skirt piece can move around and can be removed if you wish with some scissors .Hasbro is doing a better job now with making female figures with softer hair now than in the past. Enchantress can easily turn her head left and right and slightly downward as her hair will bend with her head movement. Her upward head movement is somewhat limited however. For those of you whom may have not figured it out yet, it has been proven by other reviewers that the Enchantress shares the same body with Hasbro's Scarlett Witch figure that was released over a year ago .
The Scarlet Witch figure is definitely too tall . Marvel has Scarlet Witch listed at 5"7 and weighing about 132 pounds. So of these two sharing the same body, this particular mold should of only been used for the Enchantress , since she is tall anyway. Not only do these two share the same body, but also the same magical projectile accessory pieces, to go along with a previously released Dr. strange figure.
This picture does not really do the accessories justice. If you look closely, even though they are the same accessory pieces, Dr. Strange's pieces are slightly darker than the Enchantress' pieces. Same color but Strange's appears slightly darker, whereas Scarlet Witch has the pink versions.
                                                         FINAL   THOUGHTS 

(1) ARTICULATION - Excellent all around except for upward head movement. Slightly hindered somewhat .

(2) STANDING  ABILITY  - It is not easy to make her stand because of the high heels, however if you position one of the upper thighs at an angle along with slightly moving one leg in front of the other, she'll be able to stand really well on hard surfaces such as wood and plastic. However her stance is perfect once you position her stance a certain way.

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - She looks great . I love the green colors in her attire and the option to leave on or remove the skirt piece for multiple display options. Also it's nice to have another member of Marvel's " Masters of Evil" characters in the collection .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There is nothing that I dislike about this figure .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? - Make it easier for her to stand up without falling.

(6) GRADING  SCALE - Despite the problem with getting her to stand properly, a perfect stance can be accomplished and when it is she stands great . So therefore a Perfect 10 is legit. Plus I've been wanting an Marvel Legend of her for a long time anyway which increases the score . I am no longer bothered by that height/ weight issue between the character and the figure, because the rules of science explains that as I've mentioned earlier in this article.

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - I love the luxury and feeling of closure of finally owning a figure I've been wanting for over ten or more years . Then being pleased with it when it finally arrives. The Enchantress is well worth the wait .

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Marvel Legends Karl Mordo Review !!!

Again here we go with another Marvel character that has had a race change. Presenting Karl Mordo, who is known as Dr. Strange's main enemy in both the comics and the recently released film . This toy version is based on the movie likeness of the actor that portrayed the character, and not the comic book version. I purchased this figure of Karl Mordo at a local Target for around the 19.99 price range. Karl Mordo's full name is Baron Karl Amadeus Mordo . 

If you are having trouble seeing what his mini bio says, it says " With masterful control of mystical entities and magical energies, Mordo's powers in sorcery are nearly unrivaled . " Now for a look at the figure out of the packaging .

As you can see Mordo comes with three pieces of the Dormammu build-a-figure . He comes with the right leg and two fireball like head pieces that resemble Ghost Rider . Even though the heads are displayed in Dormammu's hands on the back of the packaging, they can actually fit onto any random Marvel Legend figure, because of the holes underneath them. Other than the three build-a-figure pieces, Mordo's other accessory is a wooden stick .
As for the figure itself, perfection . Even the all around articulation in the head is back. Mordo can easily move his head in all directions. As for the outfit, I love the mixtures of the grays and greens for the color scheme . In fact, I think he looks more like a martial arts master than a sorcerer , especially with the wooden stick. The attire makes him look like he's about to do kung fu or karate instead of spell casting .
More great things to like about this figure, as you can see you can pose him with the rod with either hand or both hands , plus his ab crunch articulation point is hidden by his clothing . Looking at this figure of Mordo, one may think that he has no ab crunch, but he actually does .
Now for a look at what the character originally looks like.
The above pic is courtesy of the marveluniverse guide at . Not only are the races different , but so are the way both versions look age wise . The comic book version looks to be much older than the actual actor to portray him. About the only similarities both versions have are the color schemes of their outfits.
                                                FINAL   THOUGHTS  

(1) ARTICULATION - Excellent all around articulation. There are no limited moving parts.

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands well without any balance issues.

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The luxury to pose him with the rod with both hands or one. Excellent well rounded all around articulation .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There is nothing that I dislike about this figure.

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? Nothing it's fine as is.

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A Perfect 10 as I could find no flaws.

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS -Although this is a nice action figure, I still prefer a Marvel Legend figure of Karl Mordo's original look and race. No one is being prejudice or racist, many fans just want to stay true to the original source . Many fans pretend that if a character's race is changed, especially in a super hero universe, they imagine that the changed version is an alternate universe version . So I'd like to think that this is an alternate universe version of Karl Mordo, with the real one not being made into a Marvel Legend figure at the time of this writing . However if you just ignore the changes in the character's looks and just enjoy the figure only, you'll be pleased .

Thursday, November 24, 2016

HAPPY THANKS GIVING 2016 !!! A look back at the past Thanksgiving tributes on this site.

Hoping everyone have a nice holiday . There is no new action figure tribute today so the following are looks back of the past Thanksgiving tributes on here .

Here is a link to the first tribute back in 2013 .

Now here is a Thanksgiving tribute from 2014 .

As for the 2015 tribute, it was just like this current one. A look back at the previous ones. HAPPY THANKSGIVING and GOD BLESS !!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

WWE Mattel : Natalya Review 2016 !!!

This figure of Natalya is the second figure of her in the line. The first version debuted a few years ago . This Natalya figure is part of the Basics assortment and I purchased this figure at a local Walgreens for around the $ 9.99 price range . Since Mattel does not give variant names to their variant WWE figures, I'm just referring to this version as  a 2016 review to end confusion with her older figure .

Now for a look at the figure out of the packaging.

As you will later see in the comparisons with her older action figure, there seems to be more differences than similarities . I love this outfit on her, it is very decorative. The chain mail is a nice look too. The vest can be removed .I love the look of the vest also. Nice use of the color wash to blend the pink into her hair. Below is a sneek peek partially without the vest. I did not to want to fully remove it because I was concerned about the difficulty of putting it back on .
I think Natalya looks fantastic either way, with or without the vest . The choice is yours on how you want to display her . Now for some comparison shots to her older figure .

Even though Natalya with the vest is a newer figure, that version is also the older version of the actual person. Even though these two figures you see above are the same person, it is great to see Mattel not use the same head sculpt or body mold because of that situation. Even in the figures, we can see how Natalya has aged over the years, although she's still gorgeous . Notice that the newer Natalya has dimples in her cheeks and the older version does not. As we can see she still prefers the pink streaks in her hair just in a different format and area of her head . Also if you look closely it seems like the newer Natalya has more muscular arms than the older one . Also notice the diffences in the hand displays. The newer version has one closed fist and an open fist . Whereas the older version has a closed fist and an open palm . Also this newer version seems to be heavier looking, as if she's gained weight. Notice how the newer version's face seems fuller . I love the variety in these WWE Mattel figures and it's great to see that most variants do not share the same body parts as the original .
                                                      FINAL    THOUGHTS
(1) ARTICULATION - Up and down head movement seems to be the only somewhat limited articulation situation.

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands well with no balance issues .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST^  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The overall look of her outfit. The vest is nice too. A nice muscular build for a female figure. Something different from the average one . Nice face sculpt with the dimples, and the pink streaks in her hair look nice and very decorative.

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There is nothing that I dislike about this figure .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE FIGURE ? - Nothing it needs no improvement.

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A Peferct 10. I love everything about this figure .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - I think I like this second figure of Natalya better than I do the first one. Nothing wrong with the first one, there's just more things to like about the second version in my opinion . Whichever version you choose, just in case if some of you missed out on the first one, they're both great additions to the collection .

Saturday, November 12, 2016

DC COMICS MULTIVERSE - Lex Luthor in prison suit Review !!!

I purchased this version of Lex Luthor at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range . This is the second action figure of Lex Luthor in the 6 inch scale Multiverse line. The first was a younger version of Lex with the brown shoulder length hair. Even though this figure is not called " Lex Luthor in prison suit " , it's simply just referred to as Batman V Superman Lex Luthor, I'm using the prison outfit to distinguish this version of Lex from other versions. I think Mattel should have gave this figure a variant like name to end confusion among fans.

Now for a look at Lex out of the packaging .

As you can see Lex comes with the build-a-figure piece of the New 52 Doomsday, his upper torso . I've been wanting this figure ever since I saw a pic of it from one of the comic con conventions, now that I finally own one I'm very pleased with it. Since Lex has no hair , it will be easy for customizers to purchase extras of these Lex figures and turn them into other characters by using apoxy sculpt for different hairstyles . The chains and handcuffs also enticed me to want to own this figure . Definitely great for kids that want to play cops and robbers with their action figures . Now for more detailed looks at the rest of Lex's prisoner outfit .

I love this action figure and how detailed it is . One the back you can clearly see the name of the prison that he belongs to, and on the front is his prison serial number . Very cool, just like real life. As you can see the chains can be easily removed . First by removing them off of the wrists then pulling them from those two peg holes you see at the bottom of his shirt. If you want to put the chains back on Lex, just reverse the aforementioned process . Speaking of Lex without the chains, below are pics of the figure without them .

Rather you like the figure better with or without the chains is up to you, so I posted pics of Lex in this review both ways for you to decide the best display option . Speaking of the chains, the only accessory to come with Lex unless you count the build-a-figure piece as an accessory ,there's a better look at them in the pic below.
One of the best luxuries that I love about these chains/ handcuffs is that they can be use to create somewhat of a prison chain gang . Examples below .

See what I mean ? As the older bald Lex is chained to his younger self with hair . Speaking of these two versions of Lex , below are comparison shots of the two figures closer together, so that it'll be easier to notice any differences or similarities .

Since the same actor plays both versions of Lex, it would seem that the only differences between the two figures would be hair versus no hair, however that is not the case. Other than no hair, older Lex also has brighter colored brown eyebrows, whereas younger Lex with hair has the darker colored brown eyebrows. Great job Mattel with the attention to detail, even keeping up with the human aging process we all go through . Other than those aforementioned differences, there are similarities the rest of the way. Same face sculpt, same green eyes , etc .
                                                                   FINAL  THOUGHTS 

(1) ARTICULATION - The downward head movement is about the only point of articulation that seems somewhat limited . He can bend his head down slightly. The rest of the articulation is perfect.

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands well without any balance issues.

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The chains and handcuffs . The option and luxury of buying more of these jailbird Lex figures and customizing them into other prisoner characters . The realism such as the serial numbers and the prison's name listed on the back .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There is nothing that I dislike about this figure .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? Nothing. There are no flaws in my opinion.

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A PERFECT 10 !!! NO flaws .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - These DC Multiverse figures are constantly getting better and better. They definitely make a great add-on to the discontinued DC Universe Classic figures .